Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I was deprived from my sleep for the last few days. I had to spend my precious holidays by coming to school for brainstormings. I had to rewrite my speeches FIVE times. And all in the name of....debate. And it was 100% worth it! We (me, Jay, Keefe, Rachel, Sophia, Daryl) had our first round of Wira debate competition. And, yes we got through the first 2 stages and we're going for the finals of the zone level :)

First round was against SMK Tropicana. Motion: Peer pressure does more good than harm and we were the opposition. The speakers weren't too bad but I guess their points weren't too strong and solid compared to ours. Oh and I got best speaker title for this round. lol

Next round was against SMK Damansara Utama. Seriously, DJ looks so much like DU. Thanks to Datin. She's on a mission to DU-nise DJ. The school was filled with signs of quotes here and there and DJ is slowly becoming the 'school of signs' like DU. Hah. Anyway their debaters were better than SMK Tropicana. Motion: Media influence is the main cause of juvenile delinquency and we were the opposition....again. DU debaters had the manner but they were lacking in terms of matter. And thus we won. Jay won best speaker too. Yay!

Kevin, John and Puan Koh really helped the team....a lot. I think we would be floating somewhere else with no solid footing if they weren't there to help. John was like 'you guys must bring back the trophy this year. Been awhile since DJ won Wira championship'. And I was like 'err...okaaayy. You're making me even more nervous about this whole thing.' I just hope we can go really far this time.

GO DJ!!!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

post elections and vocal lessons

Malaysia is still having its election fever. I have to say yesterday's election results were really shocking. Sure, BN was said to win.....again but with lesser votes. But no one expected BN to lose the 5 states (Perak, Kedah, Selangor, Penang, Kelantan) even the DAP leaders didn't expect they would be forming their own government in Penang. Real shocker, eh? But this shows that democracy really did work this time around and even if there were foul plays here and there (like phantom voters) it was not enough to stop the voters from getting what they wanted all along.

Last night, while I was doing some school work, my dad was upstairs with the TV on and my mum was downstairs with her laptop and both of them were reporting to each other who won what seat, who lost what seat and so I didn't have to sit n front of the TV to know the results because I had my own live political commentary right in my house.

papa: Nor! Shahrizat lost to Nurul Izzah!
ibu: Biar padan muka dia

papa: Yee haa!! Samy Vellu kalah!
ibu: Finally that Samy lost! (jumping with joy)

Yea, so that was basically what happened all night. Haha it was really funny, I tell you. Ok enough with politics cause I'm sick of it. Everywhere I went whether in school, on the internet, in the bus, on the TV everyone was talking about the same damn thing. So let's just take a break from all of it for awhile, shall we?

I started my vocal lessons today. No, I'm not taking the lessons because I want to be a singer. It's just a preparation for my participation in the Turkish Language Olympics cause I'll be singing there. LOL I still can't believe I'm actually going to join a singing competition and sing a song in a totally different language that I'm not exactly used to. So Dr Sue, a soprano singer who is also a lecturer from UM came to my house today to help me with my singing.

God, she rocks! For RM120 an hour (each class 3 hours), she's worth every penny. I learned a lot today. Voice projections, the right breathing techniques when you are singing. And most importantly I learned that you can't be prejudiced towards music. In every melody and lyrics, there is a story behind it. Everyone has different stories to tell and so we have to be open minded and accept whatever kind of music available because after all music is universal.

Happy holidays peeps!